I feel you on the social anxiety. My first shower was so awkward because there were people there I am not that close to. Uncomfortable!! But still appreciated. It was a surprise shower, so I had no idea it would be so big.
Originally Posted by mommajewels
All this shower talk, a confession: This is my 6th baby and I've never had a shower. People have asked to host one for me, and I ask them not to. Strange, eh? I have a bit of social anxiety disorder and I get really antsy and uncomfortable when I'm the "center of attention" in crowds so the whole idea makes me uncomfortable. Of course family & close friends have brought gifts when they come see the baby for the first time which doesn't bother me so much, but I just never was able to bring myself to have a shower. :/
The 2nd shower was much less awkward because it was more casual and only my closest friends and our parents. Very intimate.
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